A new venue called Shanghai Social Club appears to be headed for Allston. Boston Restaurant Talk hears that Shanghai Social Club is a bar and restaurant that will feature Myers + Chang alum Bob Botchie as chef de cuisine. BRT also discovers that the owners of the new venue are listed as Music Hall Dining Inc and that it's address is the same as the White Horse Tavern, which is currently open, for the record.
Update: Nope, not the same address, though there may be some affiliation between the two. BRT now reports that Shanghai Social Club will be located on Comm Ave. [BRT]
Because nothing more is known about Shanghai Social Club at this point, here are some cockamamie theories:
- It will serve xiao long bao, aka Shanghai soup dumplings, and play the Buena Vista Social Club.
- It is an Allston expansion of the Back Bay Social Club.
- It's a project of the American Women's Club of Shanghai, "whose focal point is to assist expatriate women in Shanghai with adjusting to, living in and embracing her new environment."
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· Shanghai Social Club to Open in Allston [BRT]
[Photo: Bob Botchie and Joanne Chang-Myers, The Boston Foodie]